Originally Posted by Jeanette56
I like this idea too. I've enough birds that this is what I need to do. Guess I'd better get out there and wash up a couple of buckets! Lacy Blues do you cover your buckets and do you keep them in your coop/s?
Yes I do and no I don't.
I cover them... I have some pieces of wire shelving that I place over the buckets and then I put dish towels over those. I have them in my house because if I left 5 gal buckets in my coop, my girls would be in them! When I get my feed barn built, it will be kept in there in a 20 gal bucket.
I WAS just doing the ff with my chick starter and my chicks liked it so much, I've started doing it with my lay pellets. I don't get it as wet though because it practically turns to slime as they are ground so finely. Since I've started feeding the ff to my layer flock, I've seen an increase in production! They're all getting ready to molt too so I'll see how they feather out again and make note as to how quickly it gets done! Once all my lay pellets are gone, I'm going to just feed chick starter to everyone and provide oyster shell for the girls. Should make my life a little less complex!